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now!" talk about the sycophants of this four-year anniversary of obama saying he would close guantanamo, the 11th anniversary of the opening of guantanamo. >> they are two grim markers for 166 men, this represents 11 years of hopeless, brittle detention without realistic prospect of charge. thousands of miles away from families, and is for a great number of men, producing sort of expected debilitating effects of detention.indefinite >> 86 and had been cleared for release? >> the guantanamo task force that obama initiated as part of this first year executive order brought together all of the relevant agencies to a body with the detainee's, defense, state, cia, nsa, and determined that a certain number of them, unanimously, should be cleared from guantanamo. 86 of those individuals remain. that is, with the conclusion they are no threat to the united states. it is a particularly grotesque moral failure to continue to detain people. the jailer is still believes should no longer be detained. >> obama's signing statement casts the restrictions like forbidding federal trials for gu
during the bush administration and, frankly, with the drone wars of the obama years. >>> and then politics loses one of its best biographers, well, ever. saying good-bye to richard ben kramer, a man who knew what it takes better than anybody. >>> good morning from washington. it's tuesday, january 8th, 2013. this is "daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. my first reads of the morning. chuck hagel's nomination has set up a tough, new political fight for the white house. a fight president obama signaled he's ready to have over the plain spoken vietnam veteran. >> willingness to speak his mind, even if it wasn't popular. even if it defied the conventional wisdom. that's exactly the spirit i want on my national security team. >> under fire for his past statements about israel and iran. hagel is now speaking out. told his hometown newspaper "lincoln journal star." the distersions about my record have been astounding. once voicing opposition to unilateral sanctions on iran, hagel says while he was "hanging out there in no man's land unable to respond to charges, falsehoods and i
-- real, imagined, large and small-- for w four years at the obama white house. 25 year veteran from the c.i.a., up from the ranks, substantial experience, good relations ons, the hill, probably a slightlyce easier time than senator hagel. a >> pelley: thank you very much. we wanted to let you know that while in vietnam chuck hagel fought alongside his younger brother tom. this is a picture of them together. one day their armored personnel carrier hit a land mine and chuck hagel was burned, his eardrums were ruptured but still he carried his brother through enemy fire to safety. our pentagon correspondent david martin has a remarkable a interview tonight with general stanley mcchrystal, the man who led the war in afghanistan. mcchrystal was forced to resign that job in 2010 because of a magazine interview in which members of his staff were critical of the obama administration mcchrystal once led the hunt for terrorists in iraq and he told david martin about his decision to call in anisio air strike that killed the head of al qaeda in iraq, abu musab al-zarqawi. >> i had every expectation t
the oh obama foreign policy is going to be in the years to come. they're concerned that the obama administration is going to start to take a more stringent line with israel, and frankly to israel's benefit in my estimation. so i think this is as much about precluding where they see the obama administration going as it is about this nomination. >> john: and that he wants to change the pentagon on an constitutional level. joe, your thoughts? >> well, my thoughts, yes that's exactly right. he's going to change the pentagon as an institution because as a former senator he knows the ins and outs of how the budget process works knows how to get the numbers down. he and obama are kindred spirits. and they both kind of have the same world-view. they both are willing to be contrary to their own party loyalties. they're both willing to do the tough decisions to make decisions that won't necessarily be popular with their own people and get it done for the good of the country. so i think hagel brings credibility to that position, not only as somebody who has been a long-time public servant bu
for president obama, a dignified elderly 92 year old woman named bernice opened the door in my get out the vote identification, identified her supporting equality. and she looked at me and she looked at my official obama pen that said lgbt for obama and she looked at me with tears in her eyes and she said, our time has really come, hasn't it? we both cried. that moment with bernice takes some of the pain of this day away. on this day i always feel a heightened affinity with my uncle for this was that night 34 years ago that i had to first reflect on my own conversations with harvey. anyone who has had conversations with harvey will know, you cannot get away easy. and he didn't let me as a teenager get away easy either. i had to reflect about the meaning of those conversations. it was a day that i had to look hard at what his love and guidance would mean to me that that was gone, that i could only think of the words and the conversations that we had. my uncle was moved by all extraordinary heroes of authenticity that he would see, particularly when it wasn't pretty or easy for them. that is in m
,000 for couples. >> jon: wow. republicans' crafty negotiating got obama to move from his $400,000 a year offer to the exact same thing. the important thing is we have a deal. taxes raised a bit but no sequester. we saved the lady. but we ourselves had tied to the track. >> the plan would also delay across-the-board spending cuts for defense and most federal agencies. but only for two months. kicking the can on tough decisions to reduce government spending >> jon: did i say save? i meant moved her a half mile further down the track. so these massive spending cuts will coincide with another debt ceiling battle. is there anything in this debacle that we can all agree on? >> house speaker john boehner had kind of a rough week here. the at a party folks not happy with the deal that he struck >> the president was able to get the speaker to undo everything he had promised he would do >> where are you? mr. speaker, we need leadership. >> tonight i am ashamed, shame on you, mr. speaker. >> jon: republican or democrat, senator or congressman, team edward or team jacob, everyone agrees john boehner sucks
be the first loss for obama in the new year. gerri: thank you both for cing on tonight. we appreciate what you have to say so much. gerri: now we want t know what you think. are you worried about president obama tightening restrictions on gs? avant gerriwillis.com, vote on the right-hand side of the screen, we will share the results at the end of tonight's show. there's a lot more to come this hour, including new calls for an end to government cash handouts as welfare recipients are using their benefit cards at strip clubs and other x-rated establishments. and nancy pelosi says the latest tax deal in congress does not go far enough [beep] [indistinct chatter] [kids talking at once] [speaking foreign language] [heart beating] [heartbeat continues] [faint singing] [heartbeat, music playing louder] ♪ i'm feeling better since you know me ♪ ♪ i was a lonely soul, but that's the old me... ♪ announcer: this song was created with heartbeats of children in need. find out how it can help frontline health workers bring hope to millions of children at everybeatmatters.org. gerri: yet another battl
obama." now four years since he said yes we can ♪ ♪ president barack is still the man ♪ ♪ there's been the crisis and lots of drama ♪ ♪ there's still no one as irish as barack obama ♪ ♪ came to ireland to monagle, and he was welcomed by all ♪ ♪ and with cousin henry had a guinness or two ♪ ♪ in january of 2013 the white house will still be just as green ♪ ♪ just like the election in 2008 and poor old mitt romney, well, he'll just have to wait ♪ ♪ o'leary, o'reilly, o'hara, there's still no one as irish as barack obama ♪ >>> up next, the obama administration is moving forward with comprehensive gun control. critics on the right say the solution to gun violence is simple. more guns. we now have more evidence that more guns equals more killing. big surprise. that's ahead. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> as a country we have been through this too many times, whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago. these neighborhoods are ou
. president obama announced on mayday, on may 1st a couple of years ago that osama bin laden had been killed. the president said he had approved a covert mission inside pakistan that resulted in the death of the founder and later of al qaeda, the group that attacked us on september 11th, 2001, which led congress to pass the authorization for use of military force, which has justified the 12 years of war that have followed ever since. so the announcement that bin laden was dead on may 21st -- excuse me, on may 1st, 2010, may 1st, 2010. two days later, two days later on may 3rd, 2010, two days after that announcement, retired senator chuck hagel gave an interview to his hometown paper in lincoln, nebraska "the journal star." he told the paper it should reassure america and the world that america is still a leader, and we can and will get the job done. he said, quote, that is very important for the world to realize. more the point, though, chuck hagel then said, "well, now that we've killed osama bin laden, let's leave afghanistan." he said that the pursuit of bin laden and al qaeda was, quote,
, last year, the convention at which president obama officially accepted the nomination of his party for a second term, the guy who stole the show kind of, the guy who had the audience in rapt attention for the better part of an hour was, yes, barack obama, well received speech, yes. but the other than that guy, the guy who did that who wasn't barack obama was bill clinton. >> people ask me all the time how we got four surplus budgets in a row. what new ideas did we bring to washington? i always give a one-word answer. arithmetic. [ applause ] >> arithmetic. we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle-down. >> bill clinton gave a stem winder of a speech at that convention. he spoke for 48 long detailed minutes. he made a stronger case for president obama's reelection than he had ever made before. and in that process, he achieved the unlikely feat of winning over even a number of his long-time political adversaries. after that very well received speech, republicans came out to proclaim their previously secret inner bill clinton lo
. >> 100%. >> cenk: let's go to brennan the president had an announcement on him as well. >> obama: a 25-year veteran of the c.i.a. he knows what the job demands. policies with the facts strong analytic inflexion and keen understanding. he has a strong position on the history, the culture the politics, the economics the desire for human dignity drive something much in the changes of today's world. >> well, i've got a much bigger issue with john brennan as a nominee. i want to talk to one of the top security expert. zbigniew brzezinski former u.s. natural security adviser to jimmy carter, thank you for joining us first of all we really appreciate it. >> glad to be with you cenk. >> cenk: now, i want to ask you about hagel first, we'll get to brennan second. on the issue of hagel what's the real beef that the republicans have with hagel? what is their real concern with him? >> i think he's very independent-minded, very independent, and i don't think they like that. secondly he broke ranks over the iraq war which he rightly described as a horrible error a massive strategic mistake and somet
's investment capability and whether people should invest here will downgrade like we saw last year. so, i don't understand why president obama, if he knows what you just said and what i know that the republicans are never going to go for another tax increase. why bother? i will tell you why. >> in my view it comes down to this. the republicans are worried about the cost of these entitlement programs which are the big drivers of our deficits and debt president obama would like to finance the cost of those programs, that is those are diametrically opposed positions and one that each side holds dearly in latest roundth president got as you pointed out some from new tax revenue. that's pretty much in people's minds. part of that revenue is coming from the fact that the payroll tax holiday going on and everybody saw in their paychecks, particularly at the beginning of the year that's gone. >> they are seeing tax increase, doesn't matter whether it's payroll tax or income tax the check is lighter. they know that so you have these tax cuts tax increases which were supposedly be on the rich hitting v
. we cross over now live to washington. what more can you tell us about obama's pics? -- picks? >> john brennan is truly an insider. he has 25 years of counterintelligence experience. he has been a trusted advisor for the republicans and the democrats. he is very much trusted by obama. it is said that he only needed to raise his hand if he wanted the job, and, apparently, that is what he did. he he supported the so-called enhanced interrogation technique, most commonly known as waterboarding, back under the bush administration am a but that should not keep him from being nominated -- bush administration thomas but that should not keep him from being -- back under the bush administration. that should not keep him from being confirmed. he is a real vietnam veteran, chuck hagel. that is not what is controversial about him. he is a very outspoken politician. he was a republican senator, but it is the republicans who do not like him now because he supported president obama in the 20 12th and also because of the things he said. is about three things ash in 2012 and also because of the things
. they have already made four arrests and one conviction for murder in the four years they have been working. >>> president obama wants white house anti terrorism chief john brennan to head the cia and chuck hagle is his pick for defense secretary. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. >> if confirmed he would replace leon panetta at the pentagon. brennan will fulfill the john patreus left after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> hilly clinton proved -- hillary clinton proved she could take a joke. she spent a few days in the hospital for a blood clot near her brain discovered after she fell she got a jersey with the number 12, the number of countries she visited as secretary of state. >> you think it is cold outside? >> cool. >> paul says it is nothing. >> high-def doppler showing dry conditions because of a big area of high pressure that will move overhead tomorrow, sunshine in 2 afternoon. that l above the gulf of alaska is the source of cold air that will be moving in later this week. >>> a bay area l
favorably about president obama. he had a honeymoon for his first four years and you would hope, and i -- there's something in me that tells me that they will get tougher with president obama and here is a perfect chance, as you've outlined it, stuart. you know, you have -- here they're doing things that i think many people who voted for president obama didn't expect him to do. they weren't expecting another huge tax increase. i thought-- i think many of them thought that just raising the income tax rates on the wealthy would be enough and here they're talking about a trillion more and no spending problem? >> fred, i just can't believe that the media will continue to beat up on the republicans when clearly there is no intention of cutting spending or just how we'we are saying getting spending under control and continuing to raise taxes on a small group of people. and it's just not true if you raise taxes on the rich you can pay for all the goodies that we're spending money on. i'm convinced that it's something, maybe i'm naive. i'm convinced at some point pretty soon some in the establ
of years, first class sounds like fox news' chief mission to attack president obama. and bill, was it necessary to ask the 20-year-old miss universe if she ever smoked marijuana? of course it was necessary, joe. she's going to take an anti-pot stance, her frame of reference is important, come on. myron, bill, since you have never consumed pot you're in no position to comment on its effects, i guess that goes tore heroin and the death penalty as well, right? >> earl richards, albuquerque, new mexico, as one of the youngest navy pilots in world war ii, i appreciate you telling how it is, and look forward to seeing you and miller in phoenix on february 22nd. the comerica theater, i'd like to meet you. we'll be in touch. and miller and i will see everybody in los angeles nokia theater, friday, and constitution hall in washington april 15th and wesbury theater long island june 1st. and solo at the hard rock in broward county a week from friday, january 18th. see you all then. from los angeles, gusto guy is smarter than he looks. are you making fun of gutfeld? and my wife gave me a
.4 to fannie mae. there's a report published monday that says the obama administration spent nearly $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year, more than the spending on all the other major federal law enforcement agencies combined. that is 15 times greater than immigration spending in 1986. the nonpart son migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. among those likely to be unhappy with this report, critics who say the administration has been soft on immigration violators. >>> president obama meets with his defense secretary today but it's not his new choice for that job, former nebraska senator chuck hagel that has republicans reeling. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington this morning with more on how his pentagon and cia nominations could prompt the next big fight on capitol hill. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we're already seeing democrats and republicans here with concerns about hagel. john brennan, protests by aclu and others on that nomination. protests outside the white house questioning
secretary in president obama's first year, and he plans to pin this, who is the publisher? i don't know he will not have a problem getting a publisher. if it's written well and goes after people, he's the type of guy that will, and i will buy this book. what are others doing? bill daly, former chief of staff, jack lew took his place, and bill told people on wall street he wants to run for governor, seriously considering it. why is it important to say it to wall street executives? raising money from them, senior people on wall street, talking about that. interesting story. we'll see if he does it. here's the real interesting thing. ben bernanke likely to step down; right? he wanted one more year, finish the term, who is going to replace him? well, there's two names. at least the white house leaked two names at the top of the list, the short list. one is a guy named ferguson, roger ferguson, tia, you know, a former fed governor, and corporate america for a long time, a ceo, and the other guy is the guy you always hear, but i think it's serious this time, larry summers. lori: really? >> how i
purged of whatever his sins were under the bush demonstration by four years of service and the obama administration. any problem? >> there has to be some question is this a new form of american warfare, covert of syndromes? so i think some questions there, but the bigger fight will be over senator hegel. at the end of the day he will be confirmed commander think he should be. i admire the stand that he took. my problem is he is not a great manager, and this job will be all about cutting the defense budget and doing it in such a way that it does not get the military. the second problem is, he is not viewed favorably by israel, and they are not afraid of him. if the united states and israel are on different pages on this in israel feels that it goes alone, they construct a military confrontation. it does not finish it. it tracks a send. lou: let me go back to this immediately. i thought of the name of robert mcnamara. we did not drink together, nor did i know impersonally, but he was considered to be the boy genius running the department of defense and was a disaster in every respect.
efforts. giffords was shot in the had in a constituent meeting two years ago. sick people were killed. high-ranking nra official will attend a meeting of vice president biden gun task force this week. president obama asked biden's group to provide recommendations on how to avoid mass shootings like the one that left 20 chirp dead last month in newtown, connecticut. >>> immigrants who are in illinois illegally will soon get a green light to drive legally. this an, the state house approved legislation to grant tetch rare driver's license and the governor is expected to sipe it. advocates say it will improve safety requiring migrants to take driving tests. two other states washington and new mexico already have such silences. >>> one fellow senator sell majority leader harry reid is "often idiot." we will tell you why. you bailed out aig. they are trying to make you pay again. searing for a bank designed for investors like you? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 schwab bank was built with all e value and convenience tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide.
. >> thank you. >> a new report finds the obama administration spent almost $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year. that's more than it's spending on all other federal law enforcement agencies combined. a nonpartisan research group, the migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. it found spending last year was 15 times greater than in 1986. >>> chris christie's approval rating surged but he's getting criticized by the senate leader who say he may have prayed for superstorm sandy to give him cover for failed economic policies. he immediately apologized for the community. >>> today we're remembering richard ben cramer, he wrote one of the greatest political books ever, what it takes, the way to the white house, about the '88 km campaign. he died yesterday from lung cancer. >>> leon panetta had a little fun for the luncheon announcement for the successor. >> the time has to for me to return to my wife and three sons and their families and six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. >>
in their position. >>> and speaking of government spending, a report published monday says the obama administration spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year, more than on all the other federal law enforcement agencies combined and 15 times greater than immigration spending in 1986. the nonpartisan research group the migration policy institute says immigration has become the government's highest law enforcement priority. among those likely to be unhappy with that report, critics who say the administration has been soft on immigration violators. >>> after weeks of recovery from a concussion that led to a blood clot in her head, secretary of state hillary clinton was back in action monday as clinton presided over a state department meeting, her staff welcomed her back with a gag gift, a football helmet with the state department seal on it. she also got a football jersey with the number 112, the record setting number of countries secretary of state clinton visited while in office. >>> in colorado, a week long preliminary hearing is underway for james holmes, the lone gunman charged with k
administration and then under the first year of the obama adminiration. and each time the senate killed it. >> yeah. but the key thing there is that each time both the clinton administration and the obama administration tried to do this it was essentially a top-down, inside the beltway strategy. we are going after and trying to cajole and convince and persuade the members of the senate and the house to pass this legislation without first engaging the broad public and building a citizens movement, a issue public as i talked about before that was actually demanding change. because in the end politicians care about their job. and if they don't feel like there's a political price to pay for opposing action on climate change or alternatively a political opportunity to be had by being a leader on this issue, it's very easy for them to say, "you know what? i've got a lot of other things here on my plate to deal with. i've got lots of lobbyists coming into my office as well as people back home saying, 'do this, that, do this.' and it's not climate change." so until they feel that they have to act
'd have to say this is a confident president obama right now. just consider the selections of chuck hagel, john kerry, even though it's not susan rice, but also john brennan compared to four years ago. jim jones did not work out. there was secretary gates at defense that was brought over from the bush administration before him. and so i think in many ways this sort of demonstrates that the president feels he'll put his imprint on foreign policy going forward from him. hillary clinton a choice that some may have viewed as a concession of secretary of state and worked out well for both sides. >> david, you know, chuck hagel has gotten some opposition from the left and the right. do you expect in a second term now elected and safe obama might get some more opposition from the left, from democrats? i'm thinking maybe on drones or extra judicial killing or some of the things that maybe some liberals had been quieter on waiting for obama to get re-elected? >> i think that's definitely a big issue. you know, looking at the picks that the president announced yesterday for national security team,
to innovate is exhausting in government. let me tell you. in spite of that, i am ready for several more years of innovation. i hope you are. i hope california is. [laughter] [applause] >> for this next question, let's pretend that president obama is sitting in this chair. but pretend this is a private room -- let's pretend this is a private room. we need everyone out there to be quiet. if you were here along with the president, what are the two things you would tell him you need to make your state more competitive or all states more competitive? >> i think and i am an unabashed supporter of the president. i do not think all his policies are perfect but he has done a remarkable job of coming into an almost impossible situation in dealing with it as best you can. i can -- would look at the programs that have already embarked on the investment of making sure the government supports research at the deepest trouble and is providing not just grants but tax credits. the focus on making sure that we're building a culture of innovation. colorado is the last three years when there were no jobs anywhere
-dollar coin as a solution to the country's next fiscal crisis. >> we should have known a coin was obama's solution to everything. it was right there in his slogan "change." captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." there is at least one more issue for congress to fight about in the new year president obama announced yesterday he is nominating former republican senator chuck hagel to lead the defense department. >> at the cia the president wants his chief counterterrorism adviser john brennan to be in charge. both must be confirmed by the senate where the former senator faces intense criticism. bill plante is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning and good morning in the west. the president praised hagel as a vietnam vet who bears the scars of his war wounds the first enlisted soldier to head the department of defense, it was a clear effort to convince skeptical republicans and democrats in the senate that hagel is the right man for the job. >> he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud
on this at the top, david-- obama doctrine that might come out of this next four years? >> well, if the doctrine in the first four years, charlie, was that the united states will act unilaterally when its direct interests are affected-- think of the bin laden raid-- but that it will only act in concert with others when its interests are far more general-- think of the libya invasion where the president insisted that nato and the arab league take the lead, or think about syria where everyone has been pretty well paralyzed for the past year and a half nearly two years now-- then the president has insisted that the u.s. will not act as the policemen of the world. and when i suggested that that light footprint strategy and that doctrine are beginning to run to their limits what i meant was that there are places around the world where people with politics and economics. after several rounds of negotiations, congress averted the fiscal cliff by passing a last-minute deal on january 1. the compromise allowed tax rates to rise only on affluent americans while temporarily suspending across-the-board spen
about john mccain ten years ago when he was running against george bush. chuck hagel has some of the problems that he does. keep in mind, he is as -- we said in intro, he is obama's choice, and, of course, republicans are going to object to him. there's a certain amount of partisan ranker. >> that's a problem, right? once it's completely obvious that they would try to block him because he is obama's choice, but this is not sfw that is traditionally done. we have a statistic somewhere here. do you know how many cabinet nominees have been rejected since 1789? 2%. >> wow. >> the understanding is when a president wants someone to be in his cabinet, you let the president have that person in his cabinet, but michael eric dyson, are we witnessing the dawn of a new era where everything the man wants to do is -- >> i teach hagel, marx, and freud, they're just great people. the reality is that chuck hagel is an independent-minded person. the republicans want your cake and eat it too. you want somebody who is independent and saying, look, i disagree. gently but forcefully. here's a man w
lugar who's not returning to the senate this year. hi essential argument has been that you need to engage and not to sanction. he sounded a lot like president obama sounded in the 2008 campaign. but the obama position has evolved considerably. and today unilateral sanctions-- as you and i have discussed on this show many times before-- are the key element apart from covert action to putting pressure on the iranians to come to the bargaining table. and it hasn't worked yet in any serious way. i think as somebody at the white house said to me the other day "you're going to see chuck hagel embrace the president's policy pretty wholeheartedly when the confirmation hearings happen." but he is clearly a skeptic and he's also been a skeptic about the utility of military action-- as is the president. the problem is that many believe that you need to be able to convince the iranians that this president is willing to take military action if negotiations fail. it's not clear that as secretary of defense mr. hagel will be able to do that convincingly. >> rose: why can't the president do tha
year or 10 years. she needs help now. i voted for obama. it allowed her to maintain her support she would have lost under romney. i main objective right now is that we spent all this time, we are great people, we are talking to ourselves. we are not the ones we need to talk to. we need to talk to the almost half of america who voted against their own best interest repeatedly. i was down in immokalee to talk to people to understand what was going on and talk to people who are republicans, who view the world differently, and to get them to look at their own best interests. and ask the question, what do they want their own world to be? my question is, how do we get to those people? >> i tend to think, as i said, there is a layer of low hanging fruit that is extremely appealing to people across all constituencies and across all parties. it sounded to me like you were saying how can people on the left reach out to people on the upper right. i just think we need to reach out to both sides and appealed to people on the very rational, reasonable set of points. and to show the series of fina
are waiting for reports to come out. we will in the year higher. ahead line news coming out president obama and congress of bickering of the debt ceiling. how much do we cut security of a tweak of medicare. >> i do not have a crystal ball if i did not have a small island and have my own basketball team people under 4 ft. tall. >> we do not know what will happen the next days. >> we will check back with rob for winners and losers on wall street at 9:15 a.m.. >> right now is 6:48 a.m. and we are watching the weather. let us take a live look on van ness ave from our roof camera. we're getting a better look at things as the light is coming out. we will get with erica on the fall that is the big story and whether there is for to let us go to george. >> we're still tracking hot spots of interstate 80. even though progress is being made on clearing the crash. the back of continue to grow from el cortel drive. >> will continue to have a dense fog advisory for highway 4 in the antioch pittsburgh area. chp has not yet lifted advisory. that would affect traffic in both directions. it may be why we see
some of your wealth for a while. take the food stamp, obama broke the record. bottom line, folks we spent $100 billion on food stamps last year. money well spent say the left. look at some of the ways welfare recipients have been spending your hard eric monday. strip clubs, ipad purchases, i'm going to start with kimbo. how much waste in the system if they are spending this kind of money like this. >> kimberly: it's difficult to follow everybody around and have to rely on people that tell on other people, snitches because this is ridiculous. how do you want people to move forward if we wanted to increase food stamps. how about finding people jobs and education they can help themselves and their families out of poverty. no, bob, i'm not talking about the simple moms with two or three kids. i'm not talking about feeding children or feeding families. i'm talking about abuse in the system. >> bob: those are facts and strip clubs. does anybody have facts about what percentage of people abuse it like that. >> estimates have been 25-30% of that. hanks saloon and blue door video shop and so
with her likely replacement democratic senator john kerry. president obama nominated him to be the next secretary of state after clinton stepped down after four years on the job. >> she has been talking to him virtually nonstop. daily phone calls a number of phone calls. he is not in the building today but as i said last week she is 100 percent committed to having the smoothest possible transition and she will be available as much as he needs her. >>> secretary clinton has said she and senator kerry are working on ways to implement the recommendations of the independent review board studying the benghazi attacks which criticized leadership and management in parts of the state department. >> thank you, molly. we are hearing from general stanley mcchrystal. the four star general became the highest ranking military officer in afghanistan as commander of u.s. forces ain't national security assistance force. in his memoir my share of the task he details his 30 year career and talks about some of the controversy. many of you will remember the controversies in a moenlt. you will hear his take
for another nominee, john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia. still, looking at his 25 years at the spy agency, some object to the brennan pick. >> if you tuned in here, obama, listen to what i'm about to say. >> reporter: a small group protested the brennan choice monday saying he is linked to controversial interrogation techniques including waterboarding during the george w. bush administration. the white house disputes that. >> mr. brennan wrote a letter in which he made clear that he opposed so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. >> reporter: brennan is also the credited with the drone program but it's unpopular overseas especially in pakistan where drones target terrorists living in the country. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> time now is 5:10. an unusual response after a stranger is found sleeping in a house. >> i guess. a woman offers to give the intruder some coffee, then returns with something no one would expect. >> a hot air balloon crashing into a california home the moments leading up to this mishap. >> and w
. the future of the u.s. troop residency in afghanistan is front and center this week. president obama expected to meet afghanistan's president, hamid karzai at the white house friday. focus to make sure there's a smooth security handover to the afghan government when nato forces leave afghanistan next year. it's still unclear how many u.s. troops will remain to train afghan security forces and focus on counterterrorism. chris lawrence outlines the proposals for the transition. >> reporter: the options are on the table. at the low end, a little more than 6,000 troops, mostly special operations forces hunting terrorists with a small amount of training for afghan forces. the 10,000 option would still focus on al qaeda, but would add conventional troops to expand afghan training. a 15,000 option would include even more conventional troops to go on limited patrols and give afghans even more support. some experts say, forget that last option. 15,000. >> it's not politically tenable in congress, it's not doable of a budget execution perspective. >> reporter: analyst stephanie sanok worked in baghdad
. brennan spent 25 years at the intelligence agency. his name was floated for director at the start of president obama's first term. but brennan, at the time, withdrew his name when critics linked him to harsh interrogation techniques used by the cia when george w. bush was in the white house. >>> also, it's back to work monday for secretary of state hillary clinton, after a month of health problems, including a fall, a concussion and a blood clot. staffers gave her a helmet with the state department seal. and also, a football jersey with her name and the number 112. that is the number of countries she has visited as secretary of state. >>> dozens of gay and lesbian veterans have reached a settlement with the federal government over their discharge from the service. under the don't ask, don't tell policy, those vets got only half their separation pay. that policy was repealed. and now, years later, those vets will get the remainder of their pay. >>> warmer-than-normal temperatures are thawing icy lakes and rivers. all that is creating some dangerous scenarios from the midwest to the
years, but really only now going to begin to see the president obama foreign policy and this is his team. senator kerry, senator hagel, john brennan at cia. this is his team. hillary clinton was picked, as good as she was as secretary of state. he inherited bob gates as secretary of defense. he now has the people in place to do what he wants to do for his own legacy. i think one of those things is we'll be withdrawing from afghanistan and avoid getting into any new wars. with this team, the bar will be set pretty high for a third middle eastern war whether it has to do with iran or syria. >> carl bernstein? >> this is about having obama's own foreign policy that has been said, but something driving a lot of the opposition to hagel and that is his pronouncements about israel. i can say this perhaps because i'm jewish that the american/jewish community and the u.s. congress has got to stop confusing the party with israel. netanyahu are not israel. the so-called american jewish lobby is not israel. israel is a great democracy and divided down the middle the same way we are and the idea as o
's pick to head the cia. still, looking at his 25 years at the spy agency, some object to the brennan pick. >> if you tuned in here, obama -- >> reporter: a small group protested the brennan choice monday saying he's linked to techniques including water boarding during the bush administration. the white house disputes that. >> mr. brennan wrote a letter in which he made clear he opposed so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. >> reporter: he's also linked to the drone program. credited with killing al qaeda operatives. it's unpopular overseas especially in pakistan, drones have targeted terrorists living in the country. now the president is also reportedly close to tapping jack lu, the white house chief of staff, to be the next treasury secretary replacing tim geithner. that would require a new chief of staff. this could be part of a larger shuffling of the president's team. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. thank you very much. >>> one of the critical issues of the president's foreign policy agenda is the winding down of the war in afghanistan. t
the president's cia pick. still looking at his 25 years at the spy agency some object to the brennan pick. >> if you tuned in here, obama, listen to what i'm about to say. >> reporter: a small group protested the choice monday saying brennan is linked to controversial interrogation techniques including waterboarding during the george w. bush administration. the white house disputes that. >> mr. brennan wrote a letter in which he made clear he opposed so-called enhance and interrogation techniques. >> reporter: brennan is also the architect of the drone program credited with killing al qaeda operatives but it's unpopular overseas especially in pakistan where drones have targeted terrorists living in the country. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> switching gears at 4:38. >> shall we? >> why not. >> a wee bit of fog out there eh? >> thick in spots especially -- [ laughter ] >> especially in the east bay. >> i don't know where that came from. >> they're going to be tough to deal with today. >>> we have a dense fog advisory in the east bay vall
. he is an american patriot. >> president obama nominates chuck hagel as defense secretary, and conservatives are fuming. >> positions that he has taken over the years will be, i think very much a matter of discussion. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. >> if hagel is nominated, it is very difficult to imagine circumstance in which i could support his confirmation. >> admiral joe sestak and richard wolffe are here on the road to confirmation and what this could mean for defense cuts. >>> republicans are coming out for the government shutdown. >> you think that's a good idea? >> yes, i do. >> you really do? >> yes. >> john nichols on their backwards reasoning. >>> mcdonnell doesn't mind another hostage situation for the deficit, at the expense of the most vulnerable. david cay johnston lays out the gop fabricated spending problem ahead. >>> the opposition on gun control reaches heated extremes. >> i don't think the federal government has any business having a list of law abiding citizens who choose to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. >> but fo
in the next four years. host: might you consider a post in the second obama administration? guest: i am happy with the job that i have. if asked to continue to serve, i will continue to serve. host: thank you so much for spending some time. we'll take a look at the year ahead for the pentagon and the looming budget cuts. then we will turn our attention to afghanistan. but first a news update. >> more reaction to the nominations made yesterday. a spokesman from i ran said the country is hopeful the appointment of chuck hagel to lead the pentagon would improve relations between tehran and the united states. there are hopeful there would be practical changes to u.s. foreign policy and that nations which change their attitude toward the united states if it respected the rights. chuck hagel has been criticized by some as being hostile to israel and soft on iran. iranian militants stormed the u.s. military and took american diplomats hostage. gun control is to focus of meetings this week at the white house. gun owners groups and widukind representatives will be welcome to the white house to discus
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